Wednesday, 25 May 2011

TGO Challenge - Day 13 Wednesday 25 May

Raring to go on the last day but it was going to be short. Over the A90, it was a minor road walk all the way to the coast but quite pleasant with very little traffic. Other Challengers were going the same way but peeled off, going to different finishing places.

I made a really last minute change. We were to finish in Tangleha'. This would normally involve going straight there by road. Instead, we went through the coastal village of St. Cyrus (the finishing point for some) and along the cliff path to Tangleha'. There, we were met by Ian's wife, Lilian, who transported us to the Park Hotel in Montrose where we checked in at Challenge Control and were given certificates and T-shirts.

I had decided on Tangleha' as our finishing point as I was intrigued to see a place which ended with an apostrophe and to find out why. Just before we reached it on the cliff path, we saw what was left of a former castle. Very little was left of it, it having been taken by the sea. I ruminated that this might explain the name but that would make it Tangleca' (some having dropped off). In fact, we were told that the full name is or was Tanglehaven.

So, that's it for another year. We were a team of two which, from day 2, became three, with Ian joining us. He was able to identify birds for us sometimes and was always a ready source of dry Yorkshire wit.
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4 comments:

  1. Well done Geoff. Sounds like another fascinating trip!

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  2. I've enjoyed reading your trip, Geoff - Many congratulations in blogging it as you went - must have been tricky in the cold and wet at times!

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  3. Hi Geoff,

    Thanks for a great Challenge report! Although our paths crossed quite a few times, I never got round to exchanging email addresses - am still interested in your recipes for dehydrated meals!

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  4. I have enjoyed reading about your trip! Happy hiking and safe travels...

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